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Words of Advice

What Happened April 8/9 in Tahrir

The choice to commit to a sit-in was not much of a choice. When the dissenting army officers came to Tahrir, their fates were pretty much sealed, and…

The Two Histories of Egypt

In the first book of an Egypt series, John Crowley writes that there is more than one history of the world. That there are times when the universe…

Tahrir: Hearts & Minds?

I’m sorry to say this, but some clearly have no clue what’s going on. The facts are these: Nothing has been achieved so far except empty promises from a regime that doesn’t know how to do anything except lie, cheat, and steal. The revolution in Tahrir is the only chance we’ve had in over 59 years to actually change this country and put it on the right track…

In Memory of Bruno

If you don’t already know about Giordano Bruno – look him up. An absolutely fascinating man.

Black & White

I keep getting told that life is not black and white, that I can be too judgmental – that things are not that cut and dried. That the…

Tele-Vision

Sit down. Tune in, and grab a beer. See what you might otherwise miss. Give us 30 seconds – and with one blank frame every thirty – we’ll put you up into a deep hypno-idiotic state during which you’ll be up to 25 times more susceptible to The Creed.

Lie To Me, She Says.

Buffy: “Does it ever get easy?” Giles: “You mean life?” Buffy: “Yeah, does it get easy?” Giles: “What do you want me to say?” Buffy: “Lie to me.”…

Batman Falls Victim! The Joker Didn’t Do It – Morrison Did!

I am sick of Grant Morrison. My exposure to comics has lessened over the years. I’ve been living in Egypt, so unless I download the occasional scan or…